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A Question of Priorities

Hearing the news that the Minister of Environment planned to accept the closure plan for the contaminated landfill in Shawnigan’s watershed was like a physical blow.  “I think I have post-traumatic stress,” I said to my husband.  I expect many people...

A question for the Premier about Shawnigan Lake

On the last day of the Spring 2019 session, I had the opportunity to ask the Premier about his commitment to protecting drinking water in Shawnigan Lake. Hansard transcript S. Furstenau: The Premier in the past represented the people of Shawnigan and over the years...

Question Period: NDP support

In Question Period, I asked the premier if the NDP government – as they have publicly stated – still stand against the plan to dump contaminated soil in Shawnigan...

Closure plan for soil disposal site in Shawnigan Lake Watershed

There have been at least three iterations of a closure plan for the contaminated landfill in the Shawnigan drinking watershed: two in 2017 and one just a few months ago.   The company that was hired to complete the original and updated closure plans has not been paid...

Questions for the Minister: Shawnigan Soil

In Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources budget estimates debates, I asked the minister about the soil that is stockpiled in Shawnigan Lake’s watershed, on CHH’a Lot 21, adjacent to the contaminated landfill. I also asked about the Talsequah Chief Mine reclamation...

Question Period: Soil in Shawnigan Lake

Today in Question Period, I asked the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy if the contaminated soil will stay at the headwaters of the Shawnigan Lake drinking watershed or will he order the soil...

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